Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Dan Boggan of Lansing Sexton High School the week two recipient of the 2014 Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week Program.
On September 6, Coach Boggan led his Big Reds to an 18-8 victory over Monroe. In his 19th year of coaching at Sexton and his 13th season as head coach, Boggan has directed the Big Reds to playoff appearances in 8 seasons, including an appearance in last year’s Division 4 state semi-finals. Boggan’s career record is 84-45. This Friday, Sexton, currently ranked #2 in Division 4, goes on the road to take on Grand Ledge in a Capital Area Activities Conference Blue Division game.
In terms of student-athlete health and safety, the Sexton Athletic Department works with the Michigan State University Sports Medicine department, who administers ImPact concussion testing for all football student-athletes. ImPACT (Immediate Post- Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) provides trained clinicians with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically accepted as state-of-the-art best practices as part of determining safe return to play decisions.
High School Football Coach of the Week Program
Each week throughout the 2014 nine-week high school football regular season, one coach that best develops his players’ character, discipline, and football skill in addition to emphasizing player health and safety in their program, will be recognized for his commitment to the team, school, and community. The winner is selected by a panel of high school football media members—Mick McCabe (Detroit Free Press), Hugh Bernreuter (Saginaw News), Bret Bakita (WOOD Radio-106.9 FM, ESPN 96.1 FM-Fox 17/Grand Rapids), Scott DeCamp (Mlive.com/Muskegon) and James Cook (Traverse City Record-Eagle).
This season’s program will award $22,000 to aid in the development and promotion of high school football in the state of Michigan, thanks to contributions from the Detroit Lions, the NFL Foundation and presenting partner, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan.
Each winning coach during the regular season will receive a $2,000 donation to his school’s football program. At the conclusion of the 2014 Michigan High School Football season, the Lions will also select the High School Football Coach of the Year. This season’s Coach of the Year will receive a $4,000 donation to his school’s football program. All winners will receive a certificate signed by Lions’ head coach Jim Caldwell and National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell, a personalized game ball as well as acknowledgement at an upcoming Lions home game.
Currently in its’ 18th year, the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Week program has awarded $323,000 to high school football programs throughout the state of Michigan. For more information on the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Week program, contact Chris Fritzsching, Lions’ Director of Youth Football, at 313-262-2248.
About Farm Bureau Insurance: Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan was founded in 1949 by Michigan farmers who wanted an insurance company that worked as hard as they did. Those values still guide the company today and are a big reason why they are known as Michigan’s Insurance Company, dedicated to protecting the farms, families, and businesses of this great state. Farm Bureau Insurance agents across Michigan provide a full range of insurance services—life, home, auto, farm, business, retirement, Lake Estate®, and more—protecting nearly 500,000 Michigan policyholders.
About the NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football, and the communities which support our game.